How to make your beauty routine more sustainable

How to make your beauty routine more sustainable

This spring at lookfantastic we are focusing on sustainable beauty. With many of us making improvements with our diet, travel and waste when it comes to being more eco-friendly, many don’t realise that there are easy switches we can make with our skincare. We’ve put together our five top tips for how you can make your beauty routine more sustainable this spring. Along with the thousands of other benefits to ourselves and the planet, less pollution equals better skin!

1. Choose products in sustainable packaging

Next time your moisturiser runs out or you’re looking for a new foundation to match your post-holiday tan, look for products contained in packaging that is either recycled or is recyclable. Thanks to an increased awareness in the industry lately, this shouldn’t be hard so no excuses! Look out for products that use glass rather than plastic or create their packaging from recycled waste (don’t worry we assure you it’s been washed!).

2. Recycle

After making an effort to actually switch to a recyclable product, make sure to actually recycle! Take a minute to learn what goes in which bin if your local area offers this, or make the time to scope out your nearest recycling facility. This may take a little more time but a cleaner environment means cleaner air for us (and you can treat yourself to a new clean beauty product after!).

3. Reuse

Don’t worry we’re not going to ask you to water down your products when they start running low. Though you obviously can’t reuse the formula, many brands are now offering re-usable packaging, with refill packs available to top up rather than buying a whole new pack.

3. Ditch the disposables

We’re probably not the first to tell you this but disposable products such as makeup wipes and cotton pads are not good for the environment. Not only are they made up of materials such as polyester and polypropylene, but they take years to breakdown in landfill as they don’t biodegrade. Thankfully, this can be easily avoided by switching to reusable alternatives such as Micellar water and microfiber cloths or pads that can be washed and used again. These are often designed to specifically for the skin so tend to give much better results – you can thank us later!

4. Switch off your water

Before you start applying your luxurious (eco-friendly) cleanser, switch off the tap. A habit that too many of us are yet to shake, many of us leave the water running when brushing our teeth or washing our face for far longer than necessary, which leads to most of it going straight down the drain unused. Switch the tap off when you’re applying your cleanser or turn off the shower when you’re shampooing, it may not feel like much time but it will add up in the long run.

5. Choose eco-friendly brands

We’ve made this one easy for you with our list of Vegan, cruelty free and clean beauty products all on one easy page!

Holly James

Holly James

Beauty Writer

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